Tag Archive for West Village

Soon, the West Village Will Have Two New $50 Sushi Omakases

Source: Grub Street NY

While the West Village is a restaurant mecca, the sushi options in the neighborhood are limited — not counting the luxe, $150-per-head Sushi Nakazawa. That will soon change: Sushi on Jones, which offers a 30-minute, $50, 12-piece omakase experience in Bowery Market …

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Mimi Sheraton’s Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant, Good, Is Closing

Source: Grub Street NY

Over a lifetime of professional eating, I’ve seen more than a few favorite restaurants shut their doors. But never has news of an imminent closing hit harder than that of Good, the delightful West Village standby around the corner from my house that has functioned, by virtue of …

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West Village Institution Pó Has Closed

Source: Grub Street NY

After 24 years, served its final Italian meal last night, owing to a whopping 120 percent increase to the $10,000 per month rent. Owner Steven Crane opened Pó with Mario Batali back in the early ’90s (Batali then left the project to open Babbo), and …

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What to Eat at the Spaniard, Opening April 3 in the West Village

Source: Grub Street NY

What do a fine-dining chef from Texas and his two Irish-immigrant partners call their new West Village bar? The Spaniard, of course. The name is a tribute to a few fondly remembered public houses in Ireland, the homeland of the founders of Bua Bar Group, a mini-empire of seven bars …

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Pete Wells: At the Beatrice Inn, Cuisine for Animals

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Source: NY Times Food

2 stars | Angie Mar, the chef and owner of this West Village restaurant, mines history for forgotten indulgences that satisfy innate cravings.

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Inside the New Chumley’s, Where Only the Name Is the Same

Source: Grub Street NY

When a smoke alarm went off recently at Chumley’s, the famed West Village bar that’s been closed for the better part of a decade, a dozen firefighters showed up. Their first question wasn’t “Is everything okay?” or even “Where’s the fire?” Rather, it was “When do you open?” …

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A Sushi Yasuda and Nakazawa Chef Is Behind New York’s Latest Luxe Omakase Restaurant

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Source: Grub Street NY

The rise of the power sushi restaurant continues: Next week, on October 5, Akashi will open on the West Village’s Christopher Street, offering a 20-course omakase tasting for $200-plus. To justify the steep price, chef Yoichi Akashi has serious chops — he worked …

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Pete Wells: At Günter Seeger NY, a Star Chef Resurfaces, Confidence Intact

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Source: NY Times Food

2 Stars | Nine years after closing his acclaimed restaurant in Atlanta, Mr. Seeger aims to conquer Manhattan.

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How This Chef Transformed — Then Purchased — One of Manhattan’s Most Iconic Restaurants

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Source: Grub Street NY

During its over-80-year history, the Beatrice Inn has served as a Prohibition-era speakeasy, a family-owned 1950s Italian restaurant, a subterranean coke den for early-aughts A-listers, and a “classic chophouse” for media elite, but the actual food has never held any real allure. …

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How One Chef Strategically Built a Filipino Taqueria to Appeal to the Instagram Set

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Source: Grub Street NY

The new goal for budding restaurateurs isn’t necessarily earning critical acclaim through a three-star rave review; it’s going viral. In May, chef Jordan Andino opened a tiny restaurant in the West Village — a “Filipino taqueria” called 2nd City — with the idea of attracting …

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Adam Platt: Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen Serves Authentic Pan-regional Fare That Captures China’s Culinary Evolution

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Source: Grub Street NY

3 Stars | Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen: Before you taste the impressive variety of regional soups on the menu, or the subtle variations in texture of the housemade noodles, or the perfectly executed dome of shrimp fried rice, what you notice about Beijing restaurateur Zhu Rong’s first-ever restaurant in the USA is that it doesn’t really look like a Chinese restaurant at all. … On the contrary, the somewhat torturously named Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen, which landed in our midst last month among the jumble of anonymous storefronts on lower Sixth Avenue in the West Village, looks suspiciously like a classic post-millennial New York restaurant, albeit one that has been refracted, like so much in modern China, through a uniquely contemporary, rapidly westernizing sensibility.

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Matcha Madness Is Here to Stay in New York

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Source: Grub Street NY

When Chalait opened in February of 2015, the café became one of many places in the city to focus on (and, frankly, Americanize) the finely ground powder made from green-tea leaves. In the following year or so, even more spots have opened — including the brand-new Cha Cha Matcha. …

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Pete Wells: The Best Comes in a Bun at Salvation Burger and Spotted Pig

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Source: NY Times Food

1 Star | Sampling things on a bun at April Bloomfield’s latest restaurant, and checking in on her first.

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Restaurant Review: At High Street on Hudson, Prime Time Starts Early in the West Village

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Source: NY Times Food

2 Stars | The chef Eli Kulp’s restaurant leads with its breads and breakfasts.

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Anita Lo Eliminates Tipping at West Village Charmer Annisa

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Source: Eater NY

Chef Anita Lo has raised prices across the board as part of the service-included policy.

Annisa, the Greenwich Village purveyor of foie gras soup dumplings and tasting menus, has become the latest New York restaurant to raise wages and eliminate tipping. The change went into effect about a month ago. Prices are inclusive of service, reflecting the full cost of what it takes to pay waiters (and kitchen staffers) a full hourly wage. No additional surcharges, aside from tax, are levied on the bill. Guests are not expected to leave gratuities. “Historically, there has been a significant wage disparity between …

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